Thank you to KTOO, Sesame Street in Communities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for bringing Elmo to our neighborhood here in Juneau.
Over 600 lucky people helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sesame Street on Alaska Day and had the chance to meet the kind and huggable Elmo at the Wells Fargo Dimond Park Fieldhouse! The event not only had the fuzzy monster as a guest, but also provided lots of other fun things for children and for children at heart, ranging from the Glacier Photo Booth to toys and pizza as well as resource tables from thread, KTOO, Alaska Public Media, AEYC and The Imagination Library. We thank all of you who came and celebrated this special day with us!
United Way AmeriCorps Member at AEYC
The Bridge Adult Day Program of Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service, would like to recognize the Juneau Community Foundation’s Hope Endowment Grant and CBJ Social Service Grants for continued support of Juneau’s only adult day program. The Bridge provides activity and socialization for anyone over the age of 60 who needs more assistance during the day, or individuals of any age that are experiencing memory loss from Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementias.
Thanks to the funding provided, The Bridge is able to offer services that allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, eliminating or delaying the need for institutionalization. The Bridge offers respite for caregivers, giving them the ability to continue working, run errands, and care for themselves while knowing that their loved one is safe in a compassionate and understanding environment. Without the support of the Juneau Community Foundation’s Hope Endowment Grant and CBJ Social Service Grants, The Bridge Adult Day Program would not be able to continue the tradition of providing high quality service to seniors and their families.
The Blue Ticket Theatre Project thanks Marc Wheeler and Coppa for holding a “Come Out for Blue Ticket” event with Coming Out Stories and Blue Ticket Stories, and Blue Ticket ice cream to support our Blue Ticket production; and in honor of Stonewall 50 year anniversary, and to celebrate October National Coming Out Month.
Special thanks to Karl Schoeppe, Bobby Lee Daniels, Mary Lou Spartz, Tom Cosgrove and Lin Davis for sharing your stories with us and to Michael Wittig as Ed Ethel Octane entertaining us with ukulele and song.
Thank you to all who attended and donated to the Juneau Community Foundation Blue Ticket Theatre Project.
Playwright with Blue Ticket Theatre Project
The Southeast Alaska Food Bank would like to thank the personnel from United States Coast Guard Station Juneau for collecting 1,473 pounds of food for us in conjunction with their Haunted Station last weekend.
We’d also like to thank the children and adults who chose to donate the much needed canned and dry goods when they attended the Haunted Station, and the food collected was a much needed addition to our inventory.
It is efforts like this, and the generosity of the people of Juneau that enable the SEAFB in its mission of providing healthy and nutritious food to families and individuals in our community who experience food insecurity.
Juneau is selfless and generous community, and this generosity is very apparent each time organizations and individuals choose to collect food to help those in need.
Thank you again, Coast Guard District Station Juneau. Together, we can work to end hunger in our community.
Board President of Southeast Alaska Food Bank
On Saturday, Oct. 5, our Hospice and Home Care of Juneau (HHCJ) program was blessed by a dinner and auction organized and carried out by Debbie White. Thanks to her efforts, our program took in over $16,000 that night. White rented the Yacht Club for the event, sold tickets, prepared a sumptuous meal for attendees, solicited auction items, recruited volunteers and more. It was an extraordinary individual effort and we could not be more grateful.
Contributions like White’s mean so much to so many. Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, working with local doctors, provides services to all those who are in need and qualify. The services are individually tailored and include nursing care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; spiritual and bereavement support; social services; and volunteer services. In addition, the program supports the community by offering community grief, loss and healing workshops and hospice volunteer training and education.
Many people do not know that Hospice and Home Care of Juneau provides these services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. We do not bill patients or families for any costs not covered by insurance, not even our bereavement services, which are always offered to families and community members free of charge.
We are incredibly grateful to Debbie for taking the initiative to raise funds on our behalf. We are also grateful to all of the attendees and auction donors who opened their hearts and wallets to help keep these comprehensive services available to all members of our community. That Saturday evening was a testament to the care and love people in Juneau have for one another. We are deeply grateful.
Jennifer Carson, Director of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau
Erin Walker-Tolles, Executive Director of Catholic Community Service